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    Chris Faatz: IMG The Collected Poems of James Laughlin



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A magnificent anthology of the finest works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, perhaps the premier American lyricist of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born in 1892 in Rockland, Maine, the eldest of three daughters, and was encouraged by her mother to develop her talents for music and poetry. Her long poem "Renascence" won critical attention in an anthology contest in 1912 and secured for her a patron who enabled her to go to Vassar College.

After graduating in 1917 she lived in Greenwich Village in New York for a few years, acting, writing satirical pieces for journals (usually under a pseudonym), and continuing to work at her poetry. She traveled in Europe throughout 1921-22 as a "foreign correspondent" for Vanity Fair. Her collection A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) gained her a reputation for hedonistic wit and cynicism, but her other collections (including the earlier Renascence and Other Poems [1917]) are without exception more seriously passionate or reflective.

In 1923 she married Eugene Boissevain and — after further travel — embarked on a series of reading tours which helped to consolidate her nationwide renown. From 1925 onwards she lived at Steepletop, a farmstead in Austerlitz, New York, where her husband protected her from all responsibilities except her creative work. Often involved in feminist or political causes (including the Sacco-Vanzetti case of 1927), she turned to writing anti-fascist propaganda poetry in 1940 and further damaged a reputation already in decline. In her last years of her life she became more withdrawn and isolated, and her health, which had never been robust, became increasingly poor.

She died in 1950.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060931681
Foreword:
Eberhart, Richard
Author:
Eberhart, Richard
Foreword by:
Eberhart, Richard
Foreword:
Eberhart, Richard
Author:
by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Author:
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
Author:
Millay, Edna St. Vincen
Author:
Eberhart, Richard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Poetry, American
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19990303
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.02x5.29x.55 in. .44 lbs.

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